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E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE)

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Welcome to the ELITE website! ELITE team is committed to providing excellence and leadership to the diverse MC community in the areas of instructional professional development, learning technology support and college-wide academic initiatives. We hold ourselves accountable to seek and provide practical, innovative solutions to enhance the learning experience of faculty, staff and students.

You can now access workshop material through The Hubnew window, which serves as an online repository of teaching tips and strategies created by Montgomery College faculty and to provide a virtual space for faculty to discuss innovative teaching ideas. Check out the Five-Minute Faculty Development Videosnew window and Teaching Tips of the Monthnew window on The Hub!

Latest News
Montgomery College Named Best Online Community College in Maryland
Premium Schools logo has named Montgomery College as the Best Online Community College in the state of Maryland. As Premium Schools explains:

"In recent years, Montgomery College has expanded its online programming and is one of the best online community colleges in the nation. Montgomery offers online degrees and certifications, along with online courses through MC Open. Students may pursue classes without earning a degree through their MC Open programming. Their fully online associate degrees are in the following areas: Business, Computer Science and Technologies, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, and General Studies. Their fully online certificates are in Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership, and Women’s and Gender Studies."

Visit Premium Schools website new windowfor additional information.

ELITE Fall 2021 Newsletter

The latest edition of the ELITE newsletter (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) is now available. You can read about MC Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative, Faculty Spotlight with Professor Kateema Lee, Microcredentials, Pakistan Community College project, and many more.

MC Foward Podcast

Episode 9 with Colleen Dolak

In this episode of MC Forward, Annual Fund Manager Colleen Dolak talks about how it is important to leaders to develop relationships and exhibit compassionate to help teams and individuals move forward.

MC Forward is a leadership podcast hosted by Dr. Michael Mills and focuses on Montgomery College individuals leading from where they are.

Listen to Episode 9 with Colleen Dolaknew window.

Marcy Jackson Completes Quality Matters Continuing Education Online Peer Course Reviewer
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Congratulations to Marcy Jackson in ELITE for completing the rigorous Quality Matters application process to become MC's first QM Continuing Education Online Peer Course Reviewer. Marcy completed certification on the QM Rubric for Higher Education, the QM Peer Reviewer course for Higher Education (credit), and the Continuing and Professional Education Reviewer Course and Rubric (noncredit).

Quality Matters is an international organization of which Montgomery College is a member. The focus is to promote and improve online education and student learning through research, standards and peer review and certification. Montgomery College has had nearly 60 courses certified by external peer reviewers using the QM rubric. In addition, all faculty who complete Online Teaching and Digital Fundamentals for Teaching and Learning receive knowledge of QM. Online Teaching participants must demonstrate they meet the required standards as outlined in the rubric.

To learn more about ELITE, select one of the options below.
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Professional Development
Learn about our workshops, classes, and programs. ELITE offers several learning pathway certificate programs every year.
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Take a look at our calendar to see what workshops and classes ELITE is offering for all employees.
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Online Teaching Trainings
Looking to teach online? Find out how to get started with Blackboard, the Learning Management System that the College uses for online classes.